Saturday, March 28, 2015

Chapter 54

Just for fun, I popped into CAS to play with the genetics of my Sims.

I'm sure you can guess whose genes this Sim came from? ;)

It's all "What If" -- I just wanted to see what would happen if I let the game generate a genetic teenager daughter for Scarlet Firecracker.

And I had tons of fun playing with Don Lothario's genes.  I even made a "What If" sister.  She looks just like Don! <3

I then made a "male" version of Scarlet Firecracker and came up with a Sim I just adored!  I put him up on the Gallery.  His name is Scott Firecracker.  He's hot-headed like Scarlet.

I'm still deciding whether or not to actually add him to my game as the official genetic brother of Scarlet... Lol.  The temptation for more Sims to play, and I already have so many...  It's just too much fun to so easily make these possibilities!

But speaking of Scarlet... strange happenings abound in the kitchen.  She's very excited over turkey basters.  Maybe too excited, lol.

I can't tell if this is a bug or not, but she's apparently basting the ceiling.  Lol!

And for nostalgia's sake, Scarlet made some flaming angry spaghetti one night.  <3

Her daughter Maria Lothario was the unfortunate test taster.

That's hot spaghetti!  She got Angry afterwards, an "On Fire (Metaphorically)" emoticon I'd never seen before, lol:

Maria's just been too freaking adorable.  I follow her around for cute screenshots all the time, lol.

Maria makes such goofy faces.

I think she gets that from Don <3

I love when family gathers together for breakfast.

I was thinking by now I'd let Maria age up to teenager, but I love the family dynamic 'as is' for now.  Maybe sometime during Get to Work... 

Meanwhile, Maria has built some really great childhood memories.

Swimming in the sun...

Snuggles by the pool...

Breezing through homework (love it!)...

Playing the violin...

And most of all making friends...

One Saturday, she trotted off to the local playground near her home.

That day she played space explorer with Dualla Fry, Lance Fogel, Peter Pancakes and Jonathon Morse.

Dualla is just too cute!  She looks so much like her father, Kristian Fry. <3

And catching Peter Pancakes out and about is especially fun since I had just finished with the Pancakes rotation.  He and redheaded Lance are too cute!

Maria also liked to hang out with Joseph Morse, the youngest (and perhaps lesser known) of the three Morse brothers.

Jonathon and Joseph where frequent visitors after school...

And, yep, Alexander Goth, too!  He and Maria are friends. <3

He always has a hug for Maria, even though he's always a bit grumpy coming over, lol.

And I'm very proud of Don Lothario.  He's finally reached the Diamond Agent career branch of the Secret Agent.  He prances home wearing this after work now.  Sexy!

Scarlet walloped him with a suave kiss!

Scarlet had a very special surprise for Don...

"Guess whose portrait is on the wall?" Scarlet giggled.

(Their romance still has kinks to work out, but I'll get in to that later, lol).

Scarlet also made one of Maria. <3  

Thanks to the March patch, we can also "Create Copy" of finished paintings.  So great!

Oh, and the new "Ask About Career" is awesome!  Like Bob Pancakes being not just a mixologist, but a mixologist at "Make a Dish"... and the Mailman works for Mail & Packages Inc (lol), and Scarlet isn't "unemployed" - she's a Stay at Home Mom!! <3

I hope everyone is enjoying April's Bunny Egg Hunt.  You don't have to worry about "losing" any eggs or the reward bunny.  After April, the only thing that goes away is the process of finding eggs while harvesting the garden or looking for frogs (based on SimGuruSarah's tweet).

I sent Scarlet looking for eggs all over the place.  Sometimes, in the wrong place, lol.

I even sent her to Sylvan Glade.

But all she found there was a cow plant seed while fishing! <3
(That's my second one!  Other one is in the Hildebrand household).

Now that we can edit these secret lots (with cheat code bb.enablefreebuild), I'm trying to decide what to build here!  A little cabin maybe.

After you collect all the eggs, you get these cute bunnies!

If you need help finding the bunnies, they are under the Buy Catalog under Toys.

Lastly, now that we have two-level basements and an extra floor up top, I know I'll be doing lots of building over the coming months!

Happy Simming and thanks for reading! <3

Read Chapter 55


Shannon SimsFan said...

There's so many new fun things in this update! Scott Firecracker has a really cool look about him. And wow, look at Don looking all James-Bondish! Congrats on finding the eggs, I have found them but haven't gotten the bunny yet.

I was also very pleased with the "Stay-at-home Mom" description in the new interaction.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the details of new stuff! I knew most of it but somehow missed the cheat to build on the secret lots. I had seen another simmer's pic of a secret lot with a house and couldn't figure out how they had done it. I've been too busy/lazy to look deeper. Hehe...

The genetics thing is pretty awesome! Love Don's sister!

Love your story still!